Our Covid-19 Guidelines
Here you'll get all the latest information about how JoinMyTrip is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. We also show you how it is possible to travel safely during this time.
One thing is clear - We all want to travel as soon as possible. But safety first! While we all sit at home and wait for the world to work again normally, JoinMyTrip has created interesting articles that will help you plan your next adventure. Also, we will answer the most important question -
How is JoinMyTrip dealing with the crisis?
What does the travel look like now? (Status: 16.10.20)

RED: You cannot enter the country as a foreigner.
VIOLET: You can enter the country as a foreigner, but you must-quarantine for 14 days.
TURQUOISE: The borders to those countries are open to cross.
If you need special information about certain countries or destinations, please go to the foreign affairs of your home country.

Can you travel internationally during the crisis?
This is not an absurd question! We've put together some useful tips about how to travel during the COVID-19 crisis.
At this time, it's extremely important that you don't travel alone. If you get into an emergency situation, it's reassuring to know, someone will be around to help you. This is only one of the five reasons you should travel in a group NOW.

The COVID-19 Travel Barometer tells you how easy international travel is
At the moment, more and more countries close their borders again while few other countries are still open for tourism.Therefore, our JoinMyTrip plane slowly moves into the red.
Our News Ticker
We try to update you about the latest travel news regarding COVID-19 as comprehensively as possible. According to the dates you can see how current the news are.
22 October 2020
Japan will probably keep its borders closed to foreign tourists until spring 2021. The reason is probably the Olympic Games, which should not be endangered.
21 October 2020
In the USA, masks are now mandatory on all public transportation. If this is not obeyed, the ride will be refused. Exceptions for masks are when you are eating, drinking or taking medication.
20 October 2020
To avoid a nationwide lockdown, Italy is now tightening the corona rules. Centers can optionally close at 9 pm, in restaurants a maximum of 6 people can sit at a table and some have to close at 6 pm
16 October 2020
France is facing harsh corona measures, which are to apply initially for 4 weeks. Macron announces curfews starting saturday from 9:00 pm - 6:00 am in Paris and eight other major cities. Private meetings are no longer allowed, theaters, cinemas, concert halls and restaurants will have to close.
15 October 2020
Since yesterday there was a partial lockdown in the Netherlands. All pubs, cafes, and restaurants remains closed, and the selling of alcohol is forbidden after 8 pm. In public buildings, such as stores and museums, masks are mandatory. In apartments a maximum of 3 guests per day may come visit. Buses and trains are recommended to be avoided.
14 October 2020
The EU states want to introduce a Corona traffic light system. The basis for the red, yellow and green is the number of newly reported cases per 100,000 p.e. in the last 14 days, the rate of positive tests and the number of tests performed.
13 October 2020
Turkey has now annouced that they will provide transparent corona figures. Until now, only corona infections with symptoms have been reported, as of 15.10., asymptomatic cases will also be reported.
13 October 2020
Australia annouces that travel to or from high-risk areas, such as Europe and the United States, is unlikely to occur before the end of 2021. However, travel to New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea should be possible again soon.
12 October 2020
4.8 million of Madrid's 6.6 million inhabitants are now only allowed to leave their community of residence to go to work or to the doctor. This is a result of the state of emergency declared by the Spanish government.
08 October 2020
In nine quarters of New York, extensive restrictions will be in place for at least 14 days. Larger gatherings will be forbidden and companies that do not contribute to the basic supply will be closed.
08 October 2020
In Italy, you must now wear a mouth and nose protection outdoors throughout the country to reduce the number of infections.
06 October 2020
Cuba's most important beach holiday destination Varadero wants to open its borders to international visitors again in mid-October. Initially, 12 hotels will be opened and excursions will be offered within a defined zone. Condor will resume flight operations to Varadero from 31.10.
06 October 2020
Since 01.10, you can travel to Morocco again! It is required to have a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, which can not be older than 72 hours, and evidence of a booking confirmation from a tourist accomodation within Morroco.
05 October 2020
Turkey is only measuring coronavirus infection rates only on the basis of those who are ill, but not those who are infected. This casts strong doubts on the reliability of the information provided by the Turkish authorities. Even so, a travel warning for tourist destinations within Turkey is not to be expected.
29 September 2020
Sicily is now introducing a COVID-19 rapid test that travelers must take when arriving at airports and ports. This rule exists until the 30.10. but it may be extended. Furthermore it is still obligatory to wear masks outdoors.
25 September 2020
The Robert Koch Institute has now removed Cuba from their list of risk areas. So it might be possible for you to travel to this beautiful Caribbean country again this Autumn!
23 September 2020
Uganda has recently announced that it will be opening its borders and the Entebbe International Airport. The Foreign Office expects regular air traffic to resume in October.
22 September 2020
Nepal opens its borders on October 17th for all foreigners who want to climb or trek around Mount Everest. A negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours is required for entry.
21 September 2020
As the number of infections in Europe continues to rise. France, Spain and Italy have been particularly affected. These countries are once again implementing tougher measures to counteract this recent development.
21 September 2020
When entering Sardinia, you are no longer required to show a COVID-19 test result. Although it is still obligatory to wear masks outdoors.
18 September 2020
South Africa will open its airspace for international flights on October 1st. The entry requirement is a negative COVID-19 test that no older than 72 hours, in order to avoid quarantine at your own expense.
15 September 2020
In Portugal multiple coronavirus measures that were previously only applicable to Lisbon have now been extended to the entire mainland of the country. Among other things, alcohol may only be served in restaurants from 8 pm onwards when served with meals.
14 September 2020
Sardinia has now issued obligatory tests for visitors. With the possibility to be tested on site if no test result can be presented upon entry. However, quarantine is mandatory until a negative result is obtained.
14 September 2020
The French Foreign Office has now extended it's travel warning to the Île-de-France region, including Paris. This comes after a previously issued travel warning for the south of the country.
11 September 2020
Travel to Nambia is now possible as of the beginning of September. Tourists can now enter without having to quarantine. Requirements for entry are that you must have already booked accommodation and a that you have a negative COVID-19 test result no longer than 72 hours before arrival.
09 September 2020
Italy extended its Corona restrictions until at least the 7th of October. Italy now requires people to wear face coverings and keep distance from one another.
09 September 2020
Turkey now requires people to wear face coverings in 81 of its provinces. This includes public and other outdoor areas. This rule does not apply to privately-owned hotel beaches.
08 September 2020
From the first of October onwards, Phuket will allow travellers under the condition that they will stay at least three months, and go in quarantine for two weeks.
08 September 2020
Morocco opens its borders for tourists and visitors on business under special requirements. Travellers need a negative COVID-19-test and a antibody test.
02 September 2020
Greece requires an electronic registration at least 24h before the arrival. Further, tourists have to declare their destination and where they have been so far.
27 August 2020
Marseilles in France now requires people to wear a face mask everywhere they go in the city.
24 August 2020
Bali won't open for tourists until next year. The government says it is not safe enough for international travelers yet.
23 August 2020
Italy closes all clubs across the country. Also you are required to wear a face mask outside after 6pm.
19 August 2020
Malta closed all night clubs and bars. If you travel there you have to wear a face mask at all times and gatherings with more than 15 people are prohibited.
18 August 2020
Iceland tightens the travel restrictions again. They classified every country as a high risk country. So when you enter the country, you either have to go into a 2 weeks quarantine or take 2 tests within the first week.
15 July 2020
Sweden has lifted travel restrictions for EU citizens, people from Switzerland and people with a EU residency permit. Please check with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs before traveling, there might be a travel restriction from your country.
29 June 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council passed a new badge: the Safe Travels Stamp. This badge shows you companies and destinations within the tourism branch, that adopted the safety protocols by the WTTC. These protocols make sure that you can travel to those destinations safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
what is joinmytrip doing?
How is JoinMyTrip dealing with the situation and what is the state of this platform's focus - unique trips by trustworthy TripLeaders all around the world?
We, at JoinMyTrip think, the safety and health of our TripLeaders and TripMates is the priority #1. We are very aware of the global travel restrictions and act accordingly. We are alerting our members with the most current and accurate information.
Are there trips being put online?
Yes, we are still putting trips online. These trips are scheduled for later this year or next year or have flexible trip dates.
What happens to the TripsLeaders, who had posted trips for this spring?
JoinMyTrip contacted these TripLeaders and asked them to cancel the trips. If you have any questions, we are available 24/7 and try our best to help in any situation.
What about the TripLeaders, who planned to travel soon?
The TripLeaders who planned to travel in the near future were informed that their trip has to be taken offline. This way the trip can be easily reactivated once the crisis is over.
If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 crisis, don't hesitate to contact us! We are here for you 24/7.
Don't stop dreaming of your next adventure
Even though we can't travel right now, there are so many other ways to experience the world and dream yourself away. We show you these ways!
Who are our tripleaders?
Have you ever asked yourselves, why our TripLeaders decided to use JoinMyTrip? We asked that question.
Sail fanatic Ben
Ben joined JoinMyTrip in order to fulfill his lifelong dream - to sail the world and share his passion.
If you want to know more about his journey and the trips he already did, click here.
Travel addict Anna
Anna's biggest passion in life is to experience the wonders of The World and travel as much as possible! In her freetime she plans trips and shares them on JoinMyTrip, to earn some money and fund her travel plans. If you want to know more about Anna's story and how she earns money with the platform, check it out here.
Do you want to become a part of our growing TripLeader community and plan the next big adventure for your group and yourself? Then check out our 5 tips for a cheap last minute trip.
Why JoinMyTrip?
JoinMyTrip gives you a safe and easy opportunity exploring the world with like-minded and avid travelers.
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Kevin
Trip- Discovering Spain
"Mind blowing is the word!"

A very well organised, low-budget backpacking trip, coordinated by our lovely TripLeader Anna. I enjoyed every moment with amazing travel buddies; exploring, eating and having so much fun together. I can't wait for my next trip.
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Trip- Unique Mexico experience
"Unforgettable unique experience"

"I've travelled a lot but it has never been as intense & as exciting as this one. The itinerary was flexible, trip mates were fun and arrangements were top notch. While parting our ways we were hugging and crying. Love this concept of connecting like-minded travellers"
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Trip- Peru culture, India expedition
"Amazing customer support"

I have done 2 trips already and I can tell that their customer service is first class. JoinMyTrip truly made me feel special each time. I often find it difficult to approach strangers but with such great fellow travel buddies in both the trips I was thrilled how easy it was.
FAQs
What is JoinMyTrip?
JoinMyTrip is a platform where everyone can offer their planned trip by creating a trip page and share it with others as a TripLeader. Fellow TripMates can send a request to join the trip. The most carefully planned and guided trips include an organisation fee for the TripLeader.

Why should I travel in a group with JoinMyTrip?
Traveling in a group has so much to offer: from new friendships and lots of fun, to simply having someone to rely on. Not convinced? Then you should continue reading...

1. Together you experience more and can share your experiences

In a group, you simply experience and laugh more. But the best part is being able to remember and relive the best moments together with your fellow travelers - this way the trip stays in your memory even longer. Most times you start your journey with a group of strangers and return with friends.

2. You see the bigger picture

Where else can you meet such open-minded people with completely different backgrounds and experiences? The more diverse your TripMates are, the more interesting your trip is going to be. Everyone has something to contribute to an exciting story. For instance solo travelers, couples and friends all team up too, to always feel comfortable no matter what.

3. Share costs and save

You can share a room with a TripMate, you can rent a car or even hire a private tour guide - no matter what you do, the costs will be lower when they can be shared.

4. Sit back and relax or earn money with your trip

Why would everyone have to take care of transport, accommodation, sightseeing and so on independently? It's much easier when only one person undertakes these tasks - that's what TripLeaders are for. As a TripMate you don't have to worry about transport and accommodation. If the TripLeader also offers a sightseeing program, you pay a little more, but have absolutely nothing to think about for your trip.

5. Finally an individual trip that can be experienced in a group

Unlike with normal group tours, JoinMyTrip gives you the freedom and space you need! No annoying tour guide that drags you from one shop to the next or has a strict 24 hour program for the day. With JoinMyTrip, everyone has the desired freedom but also the advantages of travelling in a group!

6. You are not alone

Walking alone through a foreign city at night? Not always a good idea. It's a much better feeling walking around with a group of friends and arriving to the hostel together.



If these 6 points didn't convince you yet - all we can say is: give it a try!

Do I need a foreign health insurance?
Yes! Everyone that's joining a trip on joinmytrip.com must have a foreign health insurance.

Why do I need a health insurance?

Your local health insurance usually pays nothing or only small parts of your treatment costs abroad. Those costs can be very high and without an insurance, you will have to bear the expenses. One night in a Moroccan hospital without any treatment costs 550€ for example.

Is JoinMyTrip a tour operator?
No, JoinMyTrip doesn't arrange trips. We are a booking platform that allows everyone to offer and join group trips.

We are happy to support TripLeaders with the planning and organisation of their trips, but in the end it is the TripLeader's trip. As a TripMate, you travel with your TripLeader and not with JoinMyTrip.
Who can become a TripLeader?
To offer a trip you need to fulfill the following criteria:

You are trustworthy

  • You are a real traveler. You previously traveled through at least 5 countries and experienced quite a few things on the way. You are able to share your experience with your TripMates. That means for example that you:
  • Have 3 years of travel experience or you traveled a lot lately
  • Have been a guide before, have been a team leader in clubs / societies or at work or that you are the one in the group that always calls the shots
  • Are well informed about your travel destination or you've already been there in the past
  • Speak the language or you know how to communicate with the locals via non-verbal communication
You are authentic

  • You love to meet new people.
  • You make sure your fellow TripMates feel comfortable - for you, everyone is a friend.
  • You always have a positive attitude.
  • You are full of energy and drive everyday.
  • You always help others and take care of their problems.
  • There's a solution to every problem. Your slogan is: think big and act.
You are empathetic and try to:

  • Make sure no one feels excluded
  • Build up conversations easily
  • Adjust the experience to the needs of your TripMates
  • Make sure everyone has the best trip possible